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Institution name: Michigan State University Police and Public Safety

Title: SVU Detective

Job location: MI

Job category: Officer positions

Posting date: 2022-08-03 00:00:00

End date: 2022-08-16 00:00:00

Details - SVU Detective / Police Officer (

Details - SVU Detective / Police Officer (

Working/Functional Title

SVU Detective

Position Summary

Responsible for the investigation of and provision of supportive resources for SVU cases: sexual assaults, relationship violence, stalking, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, and missing persons. Will also be responsible for assisting in with CCU cases: mental health related incidents.
Must develop relationships with campus and community stakeholders, other law enforcement agencies, and attend training in trauma-informed, victim-centered, offender-focused investigations.

  • Primary responsibility will be response to Special Victim Unit investigations and Community Care response
  • Patrols campus areas for crime prevention, parking and traffic control, and issues citations.
  • Investigates crimes, accidents and complaints.
  • Interviews witnesses, crime victims, and suspects.
  • Testifies in criminal, civil and administrative hearings.
  • Evaluates and responds to emergencies by requesting fire, medical or maintenance assistance.
  • Prepares reports.
  • Transports persons and property.
  • Obtains and serves warrants, subpoenas and other court documents.
  • Recognizes and identifies safety hazards and ensures the appropriate response.
  • Performs crowd and traffic control at University special events.
  • Performs the duties and fulfills the responsibilities of a Service Officer when assigned.
  • Performs other specialist duties when assigned.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

The job requires: knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program, or attainment of degree within six months of hire; six months to one year of related and progressively more responsible work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience investigating Special Victim Unit related incidents

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's degree 
Experience in SVU investigations

1. Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.
2. Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.
3. This position requires, or will require prior to the completion of the probationary period: knowledge of basic personal computer terminology and operations, and the ability to use e-mail and the Internet.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter



Together-we-will Statement

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Work Hours

M-F 8-5 but will have required overtime.

Summary of Physical Demands

Everyday life of a Police Officer.

Summary of Health Risks

May have to wear a respirator.

The Bidding Eligibility ends on 08/09/2022 at 11:55 PM

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